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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Handwriting Day Quilt Block Tutorial


Happy Thursday!🖉🖉🖉🖉🖉🖉

Today is National Handwriting Day so I'm back with another scrappy block tutorial for my National Days scrap quilt. Here's the block I made for today. It reminds me of learning to write as a kid. Remember the fat pencils in kindergarten? I don't think they use fat pencils anymore. Not at my son's school anyway. 



Anyway, this block has a couple of odd sizes.. but still all simple, traditional piecing.

Here's how it goes together.



Fabric A (background):
(3) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 3/4"
(1) 2 1/4 x 2 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2" sq. (##)
(3) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" 


Fabric B (lead):
(5) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 3/4"
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 1 3/4 x 3 1/2" (#)


Fabric C (wooden bit):
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"


Fabric D (color or pencil):
(1) 3 1/2 x 3 3/4"




~Stitch pencil unit together as shown below. Set aside. (It will be 3 1/2 x 6 1/2")





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Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.




~Using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.

~Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.

~Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & a 1 1/2 x 5 3/4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.

~Repeat using (2) 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & pencil unit, lead end at the top.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip


1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.



~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one right upper clip & flip unit.


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Assemble as shown below. Your block will be 8 1/2"(8" finished). 





Here's how my scrappy block turned out--my pencil ended up being a colored pencil. 
In other news, I had a request to use a darker font color, so I'm trying to darken up the colors I use in my blog posts, for those who want to print them. 

I've also had questions asking whether I'm going to create PDF links to these block posts. I hadn't planned to do that for these National Days blocks, but if you'd like to do it, in order to print it out, you can copy and paste the URL of whichever post you would like to print into any free web to pdf converter, like this free one *HERE*. The ladies in the sew along group on my FB page shared this tip, which I had never known about! It's so useful for anything around the web that you'd like to print out!

Speaking of the sew along group on FB, if you make any of these National Days blocks, come share them with us! If you post any on Instagram, come find me @kellifanninquilts, I'd love to see! You can find the other 20 or so National Days blocks so far, *HERE* or by hitting the button in the right side bar.

There aren't any days in the next week or two that are particularly inspiring for me, but in the meantime, I'll be busy working on some new patterns. I also have some cute things to share on Valentine's Day and am planning a fun giveaway to celebrate! I'll be back with another Harry Potter extra block soon, too. Stay tuned! So many things!

Thanks so much for popping in to visit today! Happy TGIF tomorrow and have a great weekend!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo

2 comments...:

Shirley said...

I love your patterns. I'm just going to through it out there - I saw where tomorrow is Love your Quilt shop day.

Have a great day and thanks for all the great, fun patterns.

Patti said...

I love all your patterns and have saved a lot of them. I was hoping the A was a start of a whole alphabet!!!! Wishful thinking I know. I just love writing words on my quilts. While I have a few I thought cursive would be fun!! thanks again for all you post.

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